recording of The Voyages of Dr. Dolittle, by Hugh Lofting.
Doctor John Dolittle is the central character of a series of children's books by Hugh Lofting. He is a doctor who shuns human patients in favour of animals, with whom he can speak in their own languages. He later becomes a naturalist, using his abilities to speak with animals to better understand nature and the history of the world.(summary from Wikipedia)
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November 29, 2008
The tale most excellent, the readers not so.
A childhood story that I have not visited for many years but is still very enjoyable.
I am sorry to say that this otherwise enjoyable item is let down by the book being read by a variety of readers. They are all very good in their way, but the pronouncement of certain words grates and the quality and volume varies considerably.
If you can endure varied accents, please give it a go.